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A question about a recipe: Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing

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I have a question about the recipe "Spiced Beet Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing" from Ali Slagle. How does the efficient clever cook peel raw beets?

asked by Lazyretirementgirl 6 months ago
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Ali Slagle

Books Editor and Stylist at Food52.

added 6 months ago

I peel beets the way you'd expect: old-school peeler in one hand, beet in the other.

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 6 months ago

I do it the same way Ali does. I'm so hoping someone has a magical answer.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 6 months ago

Some people do this wearing (rubber) gloves, but i would rather trust the grip of my hands without gloves.

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 6 months ago

I may try that. I have 6 beets to peel for dinner tomorrow and I have some thin disposable gloves that I keep forgetting about.

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dinner at ten

dinner at ten is a trusted home cook.

added 6 months ago

I bet you could parboil the beets, before peeling, cubing and roasting them as suggested in the recipe. It's a lot easier to peel cooked beets, but maybe also partially cooked beets.

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MMH
added 6 months ago

Roast them in a foil packet with olive oil, salt, pepper & a couple dashes of red wine vinegar. The skin will peel off with your fingers & the vinegar prevents the beets from dying your hands red!

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added 6 months ago

I don't! If raw, I scrub well, and if roasted (my preference), the peel either falls off or I just eat it.

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